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Transnistria

Transnistria: Clinging to the Iron Curtain for Dear Life

“They carry on as though they are part of the old USSR,” said Alex, our Moldovan guide from JayWay Travel. “They have repeatedly asked to join the Russian Federation.” Unrecognized by the United Nations or any other sovereign nation, Transnistrians could not care less. In spite of being one of the poorest places in Europe, […]

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Romania

Is Romania Europe’s Prettiest Country? It Just Might Be.

Enchanting town plazas that date back to medieval times, rolling hills as far as the eye can see, castles cloaked in the mystery of Count Dracula, craggy mountain vistas, and a seemingly infinite array of fortresses and churches. And don’t forget the Transfăgărășan – arguably the most spectacular road in the world. Romania’s natural beauty […]

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Moldova

Explore Moldova with JayWay Travel

Travel Planners Radio Show Internationally syndicated on GAB Radio Network – Kevin & Sue McCarthy Broadcast on 1590 WCGO on 7/29/17 If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten path destination, this is it.  Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania and Ukraine, which was once part of Russia’s communist empire.  Moldova is […]

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Romania

Travel Romania with JayWay Travel

Travel Planners Radio Show Internationally syndicated on the GAB Radio Network with Kevin & Sue McCarthy Broadcast on 1590 WCGO 7/29/17   Romania is a breathtakingly gorgeous country, full of vitality, natural beauty, festivals, great food, and very few lingering signs of the former communist takeover. Listen to these two short radio interviews and be prepared….you’ll […]

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game of thrones dubrovnik

Déjà Vu: Game of Thrones Filming Sites in Dubrovnik

Kings and queens, knights, magicians, scoundrels, dwarfs, giants, dragons, witches, eunuchs, heroes, liars, and more. I won’t lie, I’m biased. Game of Thrones is the best medieval series ever to hit television, perhaps even the best series of any genre. The multiple Emmy-winning medieval fantasy HBO show, based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series […]

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Barcelona

The Best of Barcelona

Ranked one of the most popular cities in Europe to visit, unlike its rivals London, Paris and Rome, Barcelona is also one of the most affordable cities on the continent, according to Forbes magazine. Walking through Barcelona is like walking around in a semi-dream state. The architecture encompasses everything from surreal Gaudi, to ancient Gothic, […]

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Swedish Fika

This Is What Happens When You Visit Sweden For The Coffee

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.” ― Gabriel Bá, Daytripper Coffee in the United States has become somewhat of a pop culture.  Get in line, order the most complicated, tongue-twisting combination of caffeine on the menu, and drink it from the paper […]

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Macedonian cooking

Cooking Authentic Macedonian Food at Lake Ohrid

Full transparency: I’m not a foodie. I’m an adventure traveler. So when our JayWay tour guide said we were going to take a cooking class while traversing Macedonia, I was not thrilled. I anticipated boredom. I was wrong, very wrong. Lake Ohrid We started out from our hotel on glorious Lake Ohrid where we’d spent […]

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quirky Prague

12 Quirky Things to Do in Prague

Arguably the most beautiful city in Europe – certainly at least an equal with Paris – Prague is a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, picturesque town squares, secluded courtyards, castles, towers, and jaw-dropping views. A place where even a non-beer drinker like me has to acknowledge that here is the best brew in the world. Prague […]

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Albanian Wine

Albanian Wine: Europe’s Oldest and Possibly Best

Albanian wine is no stranger to Europe. Archeological evidence near the capital of Tirana indicates traces of tannic acid, which produces the bitter taste in wine, dates back to a 6,000-year viniculture, making Albania arguably the oldest winemaker in Europe. Albania, a small country bordering Greece on the Adriatic Sea, has four separate wine regions, […]

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